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Motorola offers free WLAN cost calculator

Motorola Helps Retailers Calculate the Hidden Costs of Wireless LAN


New ’square foot’ cost calculation service demonstrates true wireless LAN costs, helping retailers better plan and manage IT operations


NEW YORK, Jan. 12 — NRF 2010 (Booth # 1623) — The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business unit of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced a new Wireless LAN Cost Calculation Service that enables customers to correctly calculate the complete costs of their investment in wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure and wireless services on a per-square-foot basis.


Offered as a free service to customers, this innovative cost calculation service can help margin-sensitive retailers assess the hidden costs of wireless operations and improve network planning, budgeting and operations. It provides an analysis of the total cost of ownership by square foot and makes comparisons to several solution options to assure customers have the lowest total costs for their wireless network more

Truphone brings WiFi calling to Android devices

Truphone Brings Wi-Fi Calling To Android(TM) Devices


Truphone’s new Android application enables free calls to other Truphone, Skype and Google Talk users over Wi-Fi


LONDON, Jan. 7 — Truphone, the next generation global mobile operator, today announced the immediate free availability of its new application for Android(TM) enabled mobile handsets, introducing Wi-Fi calling on this platform for the first time.


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The new Truphone for Android release 3.0 integrates a full VoIP engine allowing users to make free calls to Truphone, Google Talk and Skype users when both parties are in Wi-Fi, in addition to low cost calls to landlines and mobiles around the world whether they are in or out of Wi-Fi. This, coupled with a new, refreshed interface makes this the application of choice for the user who wants top quality user experience from their mobile VoIP application. The new release more

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Verizon Offers Mobile Broadband Backup to SMBs

Verizon Adds Mobile Broadband Backup for Dedicated Internet Service to Keep Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Online All the Time


High-Performance Internet Access Automatically Routes to Verizon Wireless 3G Network for Uninterrupted Business Operations


NEW YORK, Jan. 5 — Small and medium-sized businesses now can get Verizon (NYSE:VZ) high-performance Internet access coupled with automatic wireless broadband backup to help ensure the businesses are always available to their customers. The new solution — Verizon Internet Dedicated Access with Mobile Broadband — automatically routes business traffic to the Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO broadband wireless network in the event of a service disruption.


The new solution, which is immediately available nationwide, is ideal for businesses that have highly distributed locations and primarily use IDA for outbound critical traffic, Web research or point-of-sale transactions. more

Wavesat, 4G Chipsets Leader, Names VP Business Development

Wavesat Names Anil Barot as New Vice President – Business Development


Former Senior Executive for Motorola, with 20+ Years Wireless Industry Experience,

Will Help Company Expand Presence in 4G Markets such as LTE and WiMAX


San Mateo, CA – January 4, 2010 – Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of broadband wireless semiconductor solutions, today announced that Anil Barot has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. In this role, Mr. Barot will oversee sales and marketing efforts with 4G service providers, end user device manufacturers and channel partners around the globe and will work closely with Wavesat’s engineering and product development teams.


At Motorola, Mr. Barot served in numerous leadership roles, including Global Product Management, Business Development and Product Strategy for Wireless Broadband Access Technologies (LTE & WiMAX). Immediately prior to joining Wavesat, he held the position of Senior Director of Motorola’s Broadband Strategy more

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ADC Divests GSM Assets

ADC Announces Altobridge’s Acquisition of Its GSM Base Station and Switching Product Portfolio


ADC strengthens focus on its in-building and microcellular wireless market leadership


Acquisition complements Altobridge’s emerging markets strategy


MINNEAPOLIS & TRALEE, Ireland, Dec 31, 2009 — ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT) (www.adc.com), a leading global supplier of network infrastructure solutions, and Altobridge, a leading provider of cost-effective solutions for mobile network operators, announced today that Altobridge has acquired ADC’s portfolio of GSM base station and switching products. Terms of the transaction, which closes today, were not disclosed. more

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Ford SYNC Becomes WiFi Hot Spot

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 21 –


Next-generation SYNC(®) system to incorporate in-car WiFi system powered by customer’s USB mobile broadband modem, turning entire car into hot spot


New capability will be standard on select SYNC-equipped vehicles with no additional hardware or subscriptions required beyond the user-supplied mobile broadband modem


Standard WiFi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) security protocols will be in force, and only owner-permitted devices will be able to access the network, helping ensure secure, robust connectivity for in-car users


Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) will turn vehicles into rolling WiFi hot spots when it introduces the second generation of its popular SYNC(®) in-car connectivity system next year. more

Nokia and ST-Ericsson Partnering in TD-SCDMA

Nokia and ST-Ericsson today announced a long-term partnership in the area of TD-SCDMA technology and solutions. As part of the partnership, Nokia will be using ST-Ericsson as a key supplier of chipset platforms in its Symbian based TD-SCDMA devices and solutions portfolio.


The partnership with ST-Ericsson will bring Nokia’s industry leading involvement with the TD-SCDMA standard to the next level. The partnership will enhance both companies’ leadership position in China’s mobile market and will create a robust user experience for Chinese consumers. more

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BendBroadband Launches Nation’s Fastest Wireless Internet Service

December 15, 2009 Bend, Ore. – BendBroadband has announced the launch of the nation’s fastest wireless data network. The local family-owned cable operator dramatically expanded its service footprint in Central Oregon with the first U.S. deployment of the HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access Plus) wireless broadband network standard, upgradable to LTE (Long Term Evolution).

The company’s new wireless broadband network will provide the fastest wireless speeds available in the U.S., delivering 15 Mbps under optimal conditions. Average download speeds, depending on customer location, will be between 6 and 8 Mbps.


BendBroadband’s wireless network extends miles beyond its cable footprint to encompass Madras to the north and La Pine to the south. The new service also provides east-west coverage from Prineville to Sisters. Within those four geographic points, residents who have struggled for broadband services now have access to robust high-speed Internet service. The company will introduce a feature-rich home more

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Herndon, VA (December 8, 2009) - Global-i (www.globaliconsulting.com), a provider of strategic business and technology consulting and project-based outsourcing services to Commercial and Government Clients is now making its Customer Assessment™ Services available. Global-i Assessment™ Services offers a suite of services that will benefit communications clients to acquire new customers for new products and services, and boost its acquisition efforts for current products and services. Utilizing the Global-i Assessment and Acquisition Methodologies, Service Providers, Systems Integrators, OEMs, Enterprise, Government and Vertical Market Customers can quickly jump start their customer assessment and acquisition activities. The services are focused on several next-generation and emerging technologies in the areas of 3G and 4G Wireless, VoIP and Broadband Access, Wireless Integration more

Verizon Wi-Fi Gives Mobile Broadband Customers More Ways to Connect to the Internet

Verizon Wireless Now Provides Access to Thousands of Wi-Fi Hotspots in the United States, Canada and Mexico


BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 15 — With more and more people and businesses wanting and needing to stay connected, and more and more laptops being sold every day, Verizon Wireless today gave its customers another choice to do just that. Verizon Wireless introduced Verizon Wi-Fi, a way for Mobile Broadband customers to access thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots at no additional charge and to move easily from the nation’s most reliable 3G wireless network to those hotspots. more

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